Lions’ Santa float is a roaring success
PUBLISHED: 11:36 17 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:08 17 March 2014
Eight Axminster charities receive a share of group’s Christmas collections
Axminster and District Lions Club handed out donations to eight local organisations at a ceremony in The Lamb Inn last week.
The money was raised through the organisation’s Santa sleigh collections in December.
Chequers ranging from 50-£250 were presented to HALFF, Flamingo Pool, Axminster Alternative Job Club, ARC Bereavement Counselling Service, Read Easy, Musbury Moles and Axminster Arts Café.
A further £500 is to be donated to the Hospice Day Centre currently being built in Honiton, taking the Lions’ grand giveaway total to £1,750.
A spokesman said: “All this was only possible through the huge generosity of the local community and the help freely given by our volunteer collectors. A very big thank you to all who gave their money and time to help others within their community.”
Pictured at the cheque presentation are (left to right) Catherine Davies (ARC Counselling Service) Sandra Lynn (Halff), Jamie Love (Lions president), Sheila Abdy (Read Easy) Jean Cleare (Axminster Alternative Job Club) , Liz Lynn (Axminster Alternative Job Club), Richard Peacock, (Flamingo Pool) and Janet Broom (Flamingo Pool).